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Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

If you want to make sense of the failure of neoliberalism, as typified by Hillary Clinton, and its vomiting up of proto-fascist leaders like Donald Trump, then author and journalist Chris Hedges nails it again, in this piece, Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal … Continue reading

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Free Election Poster: VOTE FOR

This free election poster makes a profoundly simple assertion: VOTE FOR.  This message endorses voting, but takes no position on WHO you vote for.  This campaign poster addresses more HOW you vote.  This election poster is a simple plea to vote … Continue reading

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POEM: Life As A Breeze

Life peers to me As a gentle breeze With fragrant harmonies In the tenderest victories Know longer bought a bout by yielding hope Prospecting in rock Dead set, vane certainties Or coarse inclinations While a sole breath moves through me … Continue reading

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POEM: Going, Going, Gone

Scores of politicians Going for green As peddlers of pabulum Powered buy vicious cycles Going for blue As admirals of addled ad mirers Sailing cynicism Going for red As wore, wore, wore Posing as knew Gone adieu this Until nothing … Continue reading

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POEM: Ferry Tales

Buy politicians We have been tolled Ferry tales From bank to bank Holding no water Liquidating assets Left and right Sow gully able As they desperately wanton US to believe The chosen few, the elect As top down Driving in … Continue reading

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POEM: The Rein of Hope

A tsunami of hope is coming Are you preparing such a weigh? Will you be caught looking Through shot glasses Only to be decked out with eyedroppers For blood shot eyes, those cynical vanes Ill quipped to see arose As … Continue reading

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POEM: Corn Fed Politicians

We are surrounded By corn fed politicians Who don’t eat corn But slaughter the herd Fed only corn In a round a bout weigh In realty And capitol punishment Their hire power Contracts executioners To deal with every unwieldy beef … Continue reading

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POEM: A Blinding Faith

Hers was a blinding faith Sow bright That it often left her without peer Few could fathom such countenance As she left them smiles behind A grate number are partial To glean faint moonlight Mirror dim reflections Of their dreary … Continue reading

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POEM: Can She Be Eunuch?

She stated No one else can do what I do To witch They rejoined Realing in whore Accept that you are a cog You intractable wrench Unfit for cloning round And unstranded She cut out From the puppet tier Knot … Continue reading

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POEM: Liberal Mined Violent

Some liberal mined violent Call up on pacifists To condemn a brand of violence To wit They object Ultimately subjected To accost Without benefit analysis Coming efface to efface With realty And a sorted loved wons Unwilling to accede where … Continue reading

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POEM: Not Buying Heaven or Hell

Being not tempted Buy heaven or hell I yearn my keep From the love unearth I like epic themes, such as heaven and hell.  Nonetheless, I find the carrot of heaven or the stick of hell to be a distraction … Continue reading

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POEM: In What Seams Faultless

At certain moments I am left In a world Beyond That which is My own Speechless In what seams faultless Only to be Hereafter Unleashed After awe Unforked tongue Speaking freely To anyone who can Here Experiencing such presence Unfrayed … Continue reading

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POEM: Democracy – as seen on TV

Wherever I land In the electoral whirled Politicians ceremoniously execute The will of the people In doctored fashion Yet an other sort of capitol punishment Delegated to the coroner Turning voting off In a Pyrrhic victory So hollowed by those … Continue reading

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POEM: The Death of Poetry

A critic posed A question Is poetry dead? But for the piles of dead poets Worth only one read assent A qualm comes Over me As death summons Unwanted clarity Between write and throng Stern and bow A demanding curt … Continue reading

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POEM: An Oasis Scarcely Better, Then a Mirage

From oasis to oasis Straw men Hiring suckers Living under Dissembled bridges Until it’s over Troubled waters What’s the hold-up Living for weak ends And long vocations Until Down Under One foot in front of the other One foot in … Continue reading

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POEM: For Shadowing a Life

She had saved So much time and money Only leaving Too much too due A well honed busyness Yielding the best of the bust A treasured chest In hard times aplenty Never the less Predictably taking A rugged helm In … Continue reading

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POEM: Seriously?!

The Zen master was nearly Finished with his instruction When he got to non-seriousness I was greatly relieved For I was taking nothing He was saying Seriously This short poem gets at one of the great paradoxes of enlightened spirituality: … Continue reading

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POEM: Inexplicably Wonderful

The gift of life Is quite inexplicably wonderful But fear not Teams of scientists Are working Around the clock To redress this problem Skepticism has its limits.  In practice, I am a skeptic of much skepticism.  Life is wonderful.  The … Continue reading

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POEM: Lovers of Dirt

Lovers of Dirt Wile in cathedrals The atheist Dares claim The title Of mass debater As little comes From behind the veil That doesn’t exist In the slightest Hint elect To believe Methods to their madness Seemingly beyond approach However … Continue reading

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POEM: Fortunately

Unfortunately I am deeply cynical The sum of my hurts, disappointments, and fears Fortunately I am unfathomably hopeful Beguiled by unearned graces Surrounded by serendipity And pelted by joys out of the blue In many ways, life is a double-edge … Continue reading

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